About the Awards
Born from a desire to see Australian party industry creatives recognised for their incredible talents – the Party Stylist of the Year Awards is an initiative of Party Stylists Australia who, together with industry leader Confetti Fair, have created the only awards platform for this industry.
We recognise that the industry has seen incredible growth across every sector as home bakers, stylists, prop hire specialists, caterers and entertainers turn their side hustles and hobbies into working businesses. The degree of skill, execution and service delivery has now reached such a level of finesse that it made sense to further explore opportunities to recognise and award the best and brightest the industry has to offer.
In order to support and build credibility and recognition for the party industry in Australia, The Awards was officially launched in 2021 and achieved outstanding engagement, even during a global pandemic.
Finalists will be announced in June 2022
Winners ceremony is to be advised for an August date.
2022 Important Dates
20 April – Entries Open
30 May – Entries Close
June – Finalists Announced
3rd August Awards Night & Winners announced
A peer reviewed process
The Party Stylist of the Year Awards is designed to recognise and present an opportunity for all sized businesses who work in, and supply to the Australian party industry.
With a peer reviewed system of judging, based on meeting standarised criteria, winners are awarded on merit rather than a public votes system. We believe this allows for a fairer and more balanced approach to recognising those who serve our industry with grace and commitment and are worthy of mention no matter how many clients they serve.
Entrants complete a questionnaire, submit details about their business, and share client feedback.
This is a simple process taking approximately an hour to complete.
What is different about these awards compared to many other business awards, is that vendors must register themselves to participate (there is no public nomination process).
There can be little doubt that party styling, and all of the creatives who lend their talents to bringing extraordinary themed parties to life, is fast emerging as a genuine career path for many. By providing the industry with this form of prestige and recognition we know the awards will inspire many more creative people to join the industry in the decades to come.
Benefits of awards
Awards programs may feel like a rah-rah parade for the popular kids. But if you’re not tooting your own horn it’s not likely anyone else will either. Stand up and be proud of what you do, so that the industry and your clients can celebrate your talent.
A panel of experts
Judges work in our industry and have experience serving the same customer base as you. They understand your challenges, and they identify with your successes.
The 2022 Finalists
- Will be announced on our social pages
- You’ll be featured in the Awards commemorative magazine with a mini bio produced by Confetti Fair
- You will receive a digital Finalists certificate
- A finalists icon for you to use on your socials
- And your brand will be listed on the Awards website with links to your web or socials
- Plus! A bonus 1 month membership to Party Stylists Australia’s The Partypreneurs
The 2022 winners prizes include
- Official winners trophy and certificate
- A ‘Winner of the Party Stylist of the Year Awards’ icon for display on your socials
- A mention in the Awards Wrap Up spread in the Confetti Fair Mini Mag March 2023 edition
- A 3-month membership to Party Stylists Australia’s The Partypreneurs
- 3x 45 min business strategy coaching sessions from Zone Coaching
- Custom made hair bow from Narelle’s Arts and Crafts
- Custom hand made chocolate from Creative Temptations Chocs
- Cakesicle from Launnie Pops
- Custom cookie from Flyawaypineapple
- From Confetti Fair winners receive
x1 full page ad in a Confetti Fair Mini Mag
x2 social media posts
x1 business feature blog
plus a 1 year directory listing
- A $100 Ruby Rabbit gift voucher donated by Ruby Rabbit Party to the Winner of the Australian Party Stylist of the Year Award
- An exclusive gift for our remaining awards categories from Ruby Rabbit
- And a tub of delicious fairy floss from Floss’d
Interested in becoming an advocate of the Awards?
We welcome enquiries from all businesses who would like to consider sponsorship.
The 2022 prospectus is available now.
Please enquire via EMAIL
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2022 Judging panel announced shortly
Are you a respected industry peer interested in giving back by volunteering to be part of our incredible Awards?
We welcome enquiries from business leaders who would like to become a judge.
The 2022 Judging panel is now closed, but we welcome enquires for the 2023 panel.
Please enquire via EMAIL
Thinking about entering
Awards lend credibility to your business. They establish you within your industry as someone to be taken seriously. And they establish trust with your clientele who can see your commitment to your product or service.
Lend credibily to your business
Clients will feel secure in your ability to deliver your product or services. When you establish yourself as a business leader you say to your clients that you are trustworthy, and committed to service excellence.
Build trust and credibility
In order to build trust, expertise, and authority in your industry you need to be visible. The Party Stylist of the Year Awards showcase your talent, and demonstrate that your peers deem you a worthy award recipient.
A peer reviewed judging criteria
You are acknowledging your team by nominating. The validation that you are delivering top quality products and services will boost motivation to keep up standards, and improve staff morale.
Build morale and motivate your team
A desire to see the party industry recognised
Celebrating the creativity in the Australian party industry is the motivation behind supporting and giving back through industry specific awards.
Party Stylists Australia aims to recognise industry leaders and standouts in their field for innovation, collaboration, and service excellence.
We seek to award those businesses who provide invaluable support to a thriving and vibrant business community.
The Party Stylist of the Year Awards value collaboration, cooperation, and innovation.